Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa5.0 out of 5.0
Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
What a lovely time! We took our family to Taha’a for 5 nights and were not disappointed! We had been to the resort 15 years ago and we had promised ourselves to return. The resort is beautiful and they have worked hard on keeping it nice and clean. The experience is a more traditional Tahitian experience. If you are looking for the 4 seasons, you might be disappointed. The amenities are more rustic in nature, but we LOVED them. It’s low key and just plain ole’ beautiful. A prefect place to unwind and just soak in the sun. The food was amazing! The French toast is still talked about in my house! The best in the world! Service was sometime spotty but the management is working hard on making everyone’s experience the best it can be. We will Definitely return to Le Taha‘a.
We did not know what to expect in Taha'a after staying at two amazing hotels on the previous islands we visited. We were not disappointed. What an amazing place! The bungalows on the beach are amazing: private beach access with immense balcony, private small pool and outdoor area hidden from potential (rare) walkers, huge bathroom PLUS outdoor bathtub and shower, spacious room and separate office space which can be used as an additional room. The whole resort feels very quiet even if they are numerous guests. It really felt like a small piece of heaven. And what should we say about the service? All staff members are very kind, however they are not as friendly as other places we have been before. It really felt like they were doing their best to respect our privacy. It did fit pretty well with the quiet atmosphere that reigns all over the resort. The only not so positive point we had was with a flower crown class that we took. The lady was not talkative at all and almost seemed in a hurry to catch the next ferry to go back to the main island, so it was not quite what we expected. Tips: Visit the coral garden, but check with the pool boy first if it is a suitable day to visit (it could be dangerous when the current is stronger since some areas are pretty shallow). Bring water shoes (the hotel can lend you all the necessary gear). The main island is also definitely worth a visit. You will need about 4-5 hours if you take your time. Go visit vanilla plantation (Vallée de la vanille greets guests) and a pearl farm (Love Here Pearl Farm and Champon amongst others). Definitely a perfect place to come and relax. We hope we will get to come back some day.
Taha’a was our 3rd and final stop of our honeymoon and let me just tell you...we saved the best for last! Our sunset overwater bungalow was to die for. We definitely had premium views. Lots of sting rays and eagle rays off our balcony daily. I would not recommend the bungalows near the pool because people are doing water sports and you have zero privacy! We loved the food! We had breakfast included which was wonderful. I would definitely recommend the meal plan as there is nothing else to eat on the island. I don’t eat seafood but I never had trouble with figuring out what to eat. The candied lamb shank was heaven! The best highlight of our stay was the Coral Gardens which you walk to and drift down back to the resort. We saw something new each time! Bring water shoes! We brought our own snorkeling gear but the resort has it for you if needed. We can’t wait to come back!
I spent a year planning this bucket list trip for my 50th birthday. I have never been to French Polynesia before. My goal was to wake up in an overwater bungalow in French Polynesia on my Bday. Le Tahaa Island Resort was everything I had hoped it would be and more. This place is beyond beautiful, the staff was very attentive and they all called you by name. The food was very good. The Coral Garden is amazing, tons of fish and coral to look at, but be careful of the current, as it can flow and it gets shallow quickly in some areas. A special shout out to Herenui at the bar who was very friendly and made us a Polynesian Ti Punch every night. We will be back.
This was our 4th time visiting French Polynesia, and we finally discovered this beautiful island resort. The general manager introduced himself at our arrival which we found very interesting and professional as we were never greated so nicely. All of the members of the staff are very friendly, helpful and trained. The food and the service is great. Actually, the best customer service we have experienced so far in all our visits. The breakfast is buffet style, & has a large variety of things to pick from including cereal, tropical fruits, eggs any style, etc. The dinner a la carte offers multiple choices that we found very appetizing. The views from the bungalows are amazing. Depending on which bungalow you stay (#38), you could have a full view of Ta'haa, Raiatea or Bora Bora island. The coral garden is the most spectacular place to visit while you stay here. Please don't use fins as they hurt the coral. You can borrow snorkeling gear & water shoes for free. It's the only island resort that we know of, that offers a free shuttle to and from the airport. You also get multiple water bottles, beer, juices & soda for free from the minibar which is replenished daily. We wished we had stayed here longer to enjoy this beautiful island.
We just returned from our second visit to Le Taha'a. Four years ago Claudia at Pacific For Less suggested we try this hotel. It was not on our radar at the time. We took her advice and loved it so much that we asked her to in include this hotel in our second "once in a lifetime" trip. Our overwater bungalow was as lovely as we remembered with an awesome deck and stairs into the beautiful warm sea. We snorkeled, kayaked and swam the day away. Some dinners were in the tree house style restaurant but our favorite meals were delivered to our deck (nominal fee.) We also took advantage of the shuttle to the grocery store in town. The operator waited on us while we stocked up on snacks, wine and beer. We loved every minute of our stay and were sad to leave. This is one of our most favourite places so far. We hope to return soon. Claudia from Pacific For Less, similar to our first experience, was an excellent help when it came to making our arrangements. To our fellow Canadians, she looked after all our arrangements at a very competitive price. Paid via credit card, no worries whatsoever. All in all another great experience!
We saved the best for last during our vacation in FP. This resort should be on everyone's bucket list. The OWBs are huge, clean, and comfortable with incredible views. Snorkeling through the coral garden was amazing. The food here is excellent. Every morning we saw sting rays in the waters off our OWB and every evening we were greeted by a pair of small spotted eagle rays. We wished we had spent our entire vacation at this resort. Highly recommend!
I booked this resort because it offered great snorkeling as well as a well regarded dive centre. But alas, unbeknownst to me, the dive centre had closed some time after I’d made the booking. While still offering dive trips using a dive centre on a nearby island, it proved impossible to organize even one during our week-long stay. Having forgone the opportunity to do such a trip the week before on Bora Bora made this particularly disappointing, diving being an important reason for visiting Tahiti in the first place. But the snorkeling was indeed great, with lots of interesting fish, and an octopus I met up with on 3 occasions! Although it's worth knowing that the coral garden is quite shallow in many parts, so you need to be a comfortable snorkeler, especially because there’s also quite a current adding to the risk of scraping the corals – ouch if you’re not careful! The resort itself was impressive. The boat transfer and check-in were very smooth. We were able to check-in upon arrival mid-morning. We paid top dollar for an end-of-pontoon sunset villa. But the next one along (no 43) had the same privacy and wonderful view at a lower price, so would recommend it. The villa was well designed, stylish, spacious and comfortable.The welcome champagne was a nice touch, as was the free (albeit limited) minibar, and Nespresso machine (pods included). While we saw some fish, rays and one black-tipped shark under our villa in the evenings, there is no worthwhile snorkeling to done directly from any of the overwater villas, unlike at some other resorts. But we still enjoyed the privacy and close up water views they offer. The main restaurant offered consistently exceptional food with a strong French influence; the service also being warm and friendly. Breakfast was good too and included good expresso coffee (important to this traveler). We also treated ourselves to the tasting menu offered by the gourmet restaurant, which was right up there. But like everything else in French Polynesia, it came at quite a cost (135 USD each before alcohol). The weekly BBQ buffet seemed especially hefty at about 100 US each. Even the fish food was 12 USD! The wine selection wasn't too expensive, but standard cocktails at 22 USD made happy hour a must! Alternatively bring your own duty free and kick back with a gin and tonic on your own balcony watching the sun set. For a bit extra you can also have dinner delivered to your villa making for a perfect end to a day. I'd definitely recommend this resort for a relaxing holiday.
We've been to French Polynesia three times now, having visited the islands of Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Maupiti, and now Tahaa after our recent stay at Le Tahaa. We booked through Costco travel which offered an outstanding value and included all flights, transfers, hotels, etc. along with a few bonuses. In the fewest words possible Le Tahaa was exceptional. Most people looking at this resort are probably wondering how Tahaa compares to Bora Bora. The lagoons are both spectacular with the main difference being that Tahaa is more "off the grid" offering a higher level of seclusion and privacy in my humble opinion. Just like many Bora Bora resorts, Le Tahaa is essentially located on a private island with Bora Bora in plain sight just under 20 miles away. ARRIVAL: Our experience was seamless from the moment we landed in Raiatea, where a shuttle boat was waiting for us with attendants ready to pick up our luggage right off the plane. After a 30 minute boat ride we arrived at the resort dock and were escorted to the lobby where we were welcomed to sit down to complete check in and given a delicious vanilla tea. Despite our early arrival around 9am the resort (impressively) had the foresight to arrange early check-in and we were able to head to our bungalow right away, and even offered to have breakfast while the attendants delivered our bags. ROOM: We were in bungalow 36 which is a standard “Tahaa Overwater Suite” and were extremely pleased with the bungalow, location, and level of privacy. We had previously considered upgrading, however, the sunset bungalows offer a little less privacy facing the beach bungalows The Bora Bora bungalows do have a stunning view however they are facing the coral garden and pool which is a little less private. The bungalows themselves are quite large and well laid out, with very large decks and covered outdoor dining areas. To address some reviewer comments about the quality of the bungalows, their décor is not modern or super luxurious, but rather very charming and authentic and in my opinion very fitting to the locale. We found the bed to be very comfortable, greatly appreciated the large daybed for reading/lounging (which doubles as a twin bed), and liked the overall feeling of spaciousness. There was even a flip up table at the end of the bed where you can feed the fish from inside. Outside, we absolutely loved the giant outdoor deck and covered dining area which we utilized for room service on multiple occasions. Water depth was probably around 4 feet off the deck and the water was crystal clear and absolutely stunning. Our package included complimentary minibar restocked daily which included Hinano beer, Rotui mango, Lipton peach tea, a granola bar, and a twix bar. In order to take full advantage be sure to grab some rum or another mixer so you can enjoy cocktails out on your deck. RESTAURANTS: Each day breakfast was included in our package as well, and the spread was impressive. Eggs and crepes cooked to order, fruit, pastries, bacon, sausage, hash browns, smoked salmon, charcuteries, etc…all that you might expect. Our surprising favorite was the French toast though. We generally had a later breakfast and went straight to dinner skipping lunch each day. The resort also did a great job with dinner. Le Vanille had some really great options which we felt weren’t especially overpriced, with many entrée options in the mid-$30 range. Yes, it is true that burgers go for around $30, but there are much more impressive options at a slightly higher price point. Wine was also fairly reasonable in the range of $10-15 per glass or mid $40 range and up for a bottle. Definitely recommend the seared tuna, smoked duck pasta, and fresh lagoon fish which were all really good. Room service offered a similar menu but not quite as extensive as Le Vanille. Overall we really enjoyed the restaurant offerings and didn’t feel that pricing was unreasonable given the locale. We also headed to the bar for happy hour most days between 4-530p where tropical cocktails are BOGO, or $21-26 for two depending on your choice. RESORT GROUNDS: As I mentioned earlier, the resort is located on its own island (or motu), but there is plenty of space to move around and check things out. Landscaping was well kept with a very nice garden feel, albeit a little more on the simplistic end of the spectrum. There are also walking paths which go to “Sunset Beach” on one end and circle around the perimeter of the island on the other end ultimately taking you to the helipad (where you can take a helicopter transfer to Bora Bora). We circled the island on foot each day to get a little exercise before settling in for happy hour cocktails. There is also a spa and gym. The spa facilities are adequate, but lack higher end amenities like a cold plunge and aromatherapy baths. They do have couples suite with a jacuzzi on the patio and outdoor showers for use before/after your treatment. ACTIVITIES: We spent the majority of our time just enjoying our bungalow deck and swimming in the lagoon, but did do a 4-hour jet ski tour booked through the concierge which was awesome. It went all the way around Tahaa with a stop to a pearl farm, vanilla plantation, and the outer reef to snorkel with sharks and rays. Our guide was excellent and the tour ran around $330-ish for both of us which we felt was reasonable for the amount of time spent. The resorts offers kayaks, SUP’s, snorkels/masks, reef shoes and flippers for use which we took advantage of also. Snorkeling through the coral garden was really awesome and a must-do. It can be a bit confusing as to where to go so I’d recommended starting out by the buoys to get comfortable and then doing the whole garden once you get acclimated. Best time to go is high tide when the water level is a bit higher. TOWN/SHUTTLE BOAT: The resort also offers a shuttle boat to a small town across the lagoon, which generally runs every hour or so at no cost during the day and for a fee after 4pm. We couldn’t find much information about this so one day we decided to check it out. The boat itself only takes about 6 minutes to cross, and right by the dock there is a gas station and small supermarket where you can get basic things like beer, basic wine, mixers, chips, etc. (cash only). There are also two rum distilleries, one being literally across from the dock (Mana’o) and another about 10 minutes up the road. Mana’o sells their flagship rum for around $40, and also offers some great wines which are produced locally in FP in the $20-30 range, and they also DO accept credit cards. Looking back I regret buying crapping rum at the duty free and wish I’d have picked up Mana’o. There is also a small pizza place in town but not a whole lot else to my knowledge. If you’re making a quick run to grab a couple things, you can ask the shuttle boat to wait a couple minutes for you and they will so you won’t have to wait until the next boat back. CHECKOUT: Our checkout experience was just as seamless as our check in experience. The afternoon before our departure we had planned to call to request late checkout since our flight wasn’t departing until 7pm, and we were again duly impressed to find that the front desk called us well in advance informing us of late checkout and confirming exact times for checkout and bell staff to pick up luggage. TIPS: #1 tip bring PLENTY of sunscreen. We made the mistake of not bringing sunscreen figuring we’d just get it there and BIG mistake. A bottle smaller than 4oz ran about $36 at Tahiti airport, and it was not even sold at Raiatea airport or ANYWHERE in the town accessible by the shuttle boat, leaving the gift shop as our only remaining option. In the end we spent $45 for a 3.4oz bottle of sunscreen (no, not a typo) which was certainly not an easy pill to swallow. Don’t make the same mistake if you can help it. The resort should consider offering complimentary sunscreen as many other high-end resorts have begin doing. Also don’t forget to bring Tahiti money along with you if you’re planning to buy anything in town. Best place to get it is the ATM at PPT airport. BOTTOM LINE: We were very impressed with Le Tahaa and would definitely return. If you value privacy, seclusion, and an authentic experience then Le Tahaa is an excellent choice. It also offers a great value in comparison to many of the resorts in Bora Bora.
For anyone who has the means, I would absolutely 100% recommend this resort. Not only is the resort nice and well kept, the surroundings are absolutely beautiful. The over the water room that we stayed in was perfect in every way. I loved the deck and direct access to the water. And the window through the floor to see the fish below was one of my favorite things. The customer service here is second to none. I am from the US and have not been overly thrilled with the customer service that I haven't gotten at resorts in the states. If you need it, they will do everything they can to accommodate you. They were very helpful in helping to locate our lost luggage and let us know the minute it arrived. We also wanted to look at some coral at night but I had forgotten my waterproof flashlight. When we went to ask if we could buy one, they gave us a brand new one "to borrow" without any problem. Additionally, we went there for our wedding too and they made wonderful arrangements in regards to the ceremony and all the little "extras" that were provided in our room including champagne and hors d'oeuvre. I loved the fact that they greet you when you arrive and see you off when you depart. Noami, the Activities Director, was very sweet and also made our visit very enjoyable. There is nothing bad that I have to say about this resort. It was wonderful in every way. I would highly recommend and hope to go back again one day.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Onsite dining
Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa places you next to Pacific Islands and within a 10-minute drive of Hurepiti Bay. This 60-room, 5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with a private beach, a full-service spa, and 3 restaurants.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. There are ample dining options with 3 onsite restaurants, including Le Vanille, which specializes in French cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner, and La Plage with pleasing ocean views. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.
Guests can expect to find a TV with satellite channels and a DVD player. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and the bathroom offers a soaking tub, a hair dryer, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a furnished balcony or patio, a sofa bed, and a dining area.
Guests of Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa have access to a private beach, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available on request) for XPF 5845 per person one-way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a fitness center, a spa tub, and an outdoor tennis court.
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88.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1704 reviews